Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping had said that the national highways road length will be increased from 96,000 km to 2,00,000 km and had also announced 1,65,000 km as national highway, today.
The Union Minister, on Friday, announced the central government’s multi-modal transport hub plan, an integrated system for major modes of transports like road, railway, port and air. Gadkari also claimed that the government’s new plans aimed at the port-led industrialisation will be of a major impact in the future.
Claiming that the infrastructure sector can boost the country’s GDP growth by 3 per cent, Gadkari, yesterday, asserted that the central government is putting up all efforts to achieve it.
Speaking at the launch of InfraCircle — an infrastructure-focused digital platform of News Corp VCCircle, Gadkari said, “Infrastructure as a sector is not just an employment generator but also a growth engine. By ensuring that land acquisition processes are less complicated and with improved cross-ministerial coordination to get projects cleared, the cost of projects has been optimised.”
Speaking about the scope for innovation in the sector, Gadkari said, “We realise that pollution is a serious problem and believe that 100 per cent ethanol oil based buses can ply on Indian roads. Our government is looking at electric modes of transport to address the problem of pollution in the Capital over the next 400 days.”
(With inputs from PTI)